Senator Max Baucus, congressional nominee Monica Lindeen, State Auditor John Morrison, Governor Brian Schwietzer and Senate President and U.S. Senate nominee Jon Tester are united for another "Montana Miracle" sweep in Novemeber.
Montana Democrats are united to beat Senator Conrad Burns and Congressman Denny Rehberg. The Billings Gazette:
HELENA -- Leading Democrats and the party's congressional candidates joined together under a "Real Montana, Real Change" banner in an election kickoff event that featured heavy criticism of incumbent Republican U.S. Sen. Conrad Burns.In 1988 when Conrad Burns first ran for senate, he promised to only serve two terms so that he wouldn't end up as another out-of-touch, corrupt politician. Burns went back on his word and is now running for his fourth term despite having become everything he once hated.
Democratic challenger Jon Tester "has enough Montana in his soul that he will never allow some corporate lobbyist to change his vote," said Gov. Brian Schweitzer, the man credited with energizing the Democratic party in the state.
Schweitzer, who became the state's first Democratic governor in 16 years when elected in 2004, noted similarities between Tester and himself. Their grandparents homesteaded near each other and both were born in the same hospital in Havre.
Burns has lost touch and is selling "Montana's votes to the highest bidder," Schweitzer said.